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Prince Charles Cinema

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Address: 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY, England
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+44 870 811 2559

In contrast to other large multiplex-cinemas in Leicester Square, this is a...

In contrast to other large multiplex-cinemas in Leicester Square, this is a little gem of a theater tucked away around the corner of the busy square, which shows cult classics and modern movies at reasonable prices.

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My favourite cinema... ever :)

I'm not a big cinema fan (usually would rather just wait for a movie to come on tv or buy the dvd and enjoy it at home) but the PCC is just awesome ! I usually go there for their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marine S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a big cinema fan (usually would rather just wait for a movie to come on tv or buy the dvd and enjoy it at home) but the PCC is just awesome ! I usually go there for their special events (such as Alien double bill/ Nightmare before Christmas singalong/ Studio Ghibli season, etc.) and have never been disappointed.... More 

Thank Marine S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year I managed to get to this special cinema finally for the first time. I went to the all night long Lord of the Rings marathon with my mum. The likeminded fans and I all queued up outside, buzzing with excitement. Extended editions, 8pm to 9am! It was beyond fantastic for me, as a true film nerd (card carrying... More 

Thank L R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My fave cinema in London. A great selection of older and cult films. Have seen some of my absolute favourite films here. Cheap concessions and bar.

Thank emerald4
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Easy to find, right off of Leicester Square. This is the best cinema in London. 2 screens, showing both recent films and classic films. Watch out for theme, director and actor cycles of films, as well as double screenings. The bar is cheap but good and so is the concession stand. I've been here 4 times this year and I... More 

Thank FSR1977
Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went to the Sound of Music singalong. Staff were friendly and efficient but the rest of the day went downhill from there. The seats have such high backs and are angled on a backward tilt it's hard to see the screen. The host of this classic romantic musical was a loud and raucous drag artist. Just didn't seem the right... More 

Thank Linda D
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went to singalonga sound of music and what a fun time. Lots of people dressed up and a panto like start. I am not normally a fan of pantos but this really got u in the mood. There was a competition for the nun outfits and one for everyone else dressed up. You really need to know the film to... More 

Thank 51happytraveller51
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

What a find. A characterful friendly cinema in the centre of London. I'd gone to heaven. Sweet little bar before going into the screening in the basement cinema. Great entertainment too at a very good price.

Thank Railholiday
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Booked in advance on line with tickets on SmartPhone. Arrived at Cinema and Auto Ticket machines would not dispense ticket. Door ushers would not accept SmartPhone ticket. Told to go to bar for paper ticket, which failed. Went to Ticket counter and system still wouldn't operate. Told to go back again to door usher and they let us through. We... More 

Thank Britleo
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see a charity movie at The Prince Charles and its like going back in time with movies on reels and all the cracking on the film and the reels changing over half way thru the film. Very nostalgic and fun to experience what movies used to be like. Worth catching up on some great films here even though... More 

Thank Gavin O
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Visited a couple of times for sing-a-longs and never fails to disappoint. Both sing-a-long Sound of Music and Moulin Rouge were brilliant. Highly recommend.

Thank Holly C

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